All articles by: Ian Hernon

Thatcher’s secret meetings

Published: January 10, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

Margaret Thatcher secretly met wives of working miners during the strike of 1983-84, newly-released government papers reveal.

A year of living dangerously

Published: December 23, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

It has been a turbulent parliamentary 12 months. Ian Hernon looks back over the lows and searches for the highs

Pensioners condemn ‘betrayal of a generation’

Published: December 20, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

The National Pensioners Convention described Chancellor George Osborne’s decision, announced in the Autumn Statement, to accelerate the rise in state pension age as a “betrayal of future generations”.

Living Wage would save money – TUC

Published: December 1, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Research published by the TUC found that £3.2 billion could be saved from the public purse if Britain’s 4.8 million low-paid workers were paid the voluntary and newly-enhanced Living Wage.

Pay at top goes up by 14 per cent

Published: November 29, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Total pay for FTSE 100 directors has risen by 14 per cent because of payouts on long-term rewards, research by Incomes Data Services (IDS) has found.

New unity on migrant abuse

Published: November 16, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

A group of employers have launched moves to combat forced labour and hidden migrant worker abuse in the food and agriculture industries.

Is this Cameron’s poll tax?

Published: November 16, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

A House of Commons vote on the bedroom tax this week exposed cracks in the coalition over what worried Tories fear is fast becoming David Cameron’s “poll tax”.